13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A PALE CELADON JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
The censer is carved and pierced with two fierce dragon-head handles with loose rings, the body is carved in relief with lotus blossoms on a leafy foliate scroll. The cover is similarly carved with a lotus scroll and surmounted with a Buddhist lion and cub finial. The censer is supported on three feet with Buddhist lion-head terminals. The base is carved with an apocryphal six-character Qianlong seal mark. The stone is of an even pale celadon tone with a few scattered grey inclusions and pale russet striations.
9 5/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diam., wood stand
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Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.